The name Benjamin is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Son Of My Right Hand.Nicknames for the name Benjamin include Ben, Benny and Benjie.One of the most famous Benjamins is Benjamin Franklin, statesman and one of the founding fathers of the United States. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. There was even a Pope Benjamin in the 14th century. Ben Affleck is a popular American actor. Benjamin Agosto and Benjamin Okolski are figure skaters.Ben Bernanke is the former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Benjamin Disraeli was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.